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Colloquia from 2002 - 2003

DATE/TIME SPEAKER TITLE/Host
2003
Mon. Jan. 6, 2003 - 1:00 pm Room 123 P&A Dr. David Moss
Zodiac Lightwave
(formerly at JDS Uniphase)
Ottawa, Canada
"A Brief Overview of the Current State of Fibreoptics"
NOTE DATE CHANGE:
Thurs. Jan. 16 - 1:00 PM Room 123 P&A
DEPTS. OF PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY & EARTH SCIENCES JOINT PLANETARY SCIENCE LECTURE
Dr. Robert Jedicke
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
University of Arizona
"The Spacewatch Project: Unveiling the Origins of Near Earth Objects"
Fri. Jan. 17
1:00 pm Room 123 P&A
Christopher P. McNorgan
M.Sc. Public Lecture
"Novel Ion Implantation Based Method for Surface Patterning"
Thurs. Feb. 6 1:00 pm Room 123 P&A Scott Barrie
Physics 658 Seminar
"Recent Developments in High Temperature Superconductivity"
Wed. Feb 12
1:00 pm Room 123 P&A
Natalia Kiriushcheva
Physics 658 Seminar
T.B.A.
Thurs. Feb. 13
1:00 pm Room 123 P&A
Dr. Rod Taylor
Optoelectronic Devices Group
Institute for Microstructural Sciences
National Research Council of Canada

"Fabrication of Nanostructures in Glass Using Selective Chemical Etching"

Wed. Feb. 19
1:00 pm Room 123 P&A
DEPTS. OF PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY & EARTH SCIENCES JOINT COLLOQUIUM
Dr. Ivan L'Heureux
Chairman/Directeur
Department of Physics
University of Ottawa
"From volcanic rocks to lake bottoms:
Pattern formation in minerals"
REVISED DATE
Thurs. Feb. 20 1:00 pm Room 123 P&A
Josef Drexler
Physics 658 Seminar
"Non-Maxwellian Velocity Distributions in the Ionosphere"
Wed. Feb. 26 1:00 pm Room 123 P&A Dr. Paul Wiegert
Department of Physics
Queens University, Kingston, ON
"On the death of comets"
Thurs. Feb 27
1:00 pm Room 123 P&A
Dr. Mike Pinnock
Upper Atmosphere Discipline Group Leader
Physical Sciences Division
British Antarctic Survey
Cambridge, United Kingdom
"Antarctica - a continent for science"
Fri. Feb. 28
11:00 am Room 123 P&A
Depts. of Physics & Astronomy and Earth Sciences presents
JOINT PLANETARY SCIENCE LECTURE

Dr. Brett Gladman
University of British Columbia
"The Formation of the Outer Solar System"

Fri. Feb. 28
1:00 pm Room 123 P&A
John Bechhoefer
Simon Fraser University
"What Statistical Physics can tell us about DNA Replication"
Tues. Mar 11 1:00 pm Room 123 P&A Dr. Silvia Mittler
Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research
Mainz, Germany
"Integrated Optical Devices with Gold Coatings for Sensing"
Wed. Mar. 12
1:00 pm Room 123 P&A
Anna Sharikova
Physics 658 Seminar
T.B.A.
Thurs. Mar. 13 1:00 pm Room 123 P&A THEORETICAL PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM - JOINT WITH APPLIED MATHEMATICS, EARTH SCIENCES and PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENTS
Dr. Beverly Berger
Oakland University, Michigan
Dir. of Gravitational Physics
National Science Foundation, U.S.A.
"Exploring Mathematical Cosmology with Computer Simulations"
Wed. March 19 1:00 pm - Room 123 P&A Dr. Jean-Pierre St.-Maurice
Department of Physics & Astronomy
The University of Western Ontario
"Electricity and the atmosphere"

Wed. Mar. 26 1:00 pm Room 123 P&A
Dr. Julie Kafkalidis
Space Physics Research Laboratory
University of Michigan
"A global view of the molecular oxygen airglow and implications for upper atmosphere turbulence"
Thurs.Mar.27 9:30 am Room 123C P&A SPECIALTY SEMINAR
Dr. Julie Kafkalidis
Space Physics Research Laboratory
University of Michigan
"A survey of surprising structures in the molecular oxygen nightglow from the HRDI airglow mapping mode"
NOTE ROOM CHANGE
Wed. Apr. 2
1:00 pm
Room 123 P&A
CANADIAN ASSOC. OF PHYSICISTS
ANNUAL LECTURE

Dr. Shantanu Basu
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
The University of Western Ontario
"The Story of Star Birth"
Wed. Apr. 23 1:00 pm
Room 137 P&A
Dr. John French
Australian Antarctic Division
The University of Western Ontario
"Australian Antarctic Science and its UWO connection"
Wed. May 28
1:00 pm
Room 123 P&A
JOINT WITH THEORETICAL PHYSICS
Professor Michael E. Flatte´
Department of Physics & Astronomy and Optical Science and Technology Center
University of Iowa
" Semiconductor "spintronics" - a path to a quantum computer?"
Thurs. May 29
1:00 pm Room 123 P&A
Andre E. Botha
Ph.D. Public Lecture
"Theoretical Study of Spin-Resolved Quantum Transport and Electronic Properties in III-V Semiconductor Nanostructures"
Tues. June 17
1:00 pm Room 123 P&A
Dr. Bernd Grohe
Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research
Mainz, Germany
>"Synthesis and lithographic methods for the preparation and application of nanomaterials"
Wed. June 18
1:00 pm Room 123 P&A
JOINT WITH THEORETICAL PHYSICS
Dr. Karu Esselle
Associate Professor
Department of Electronics
Macquarie University
Australia
"Microwave Photonic Crystal Components"
Wed. Aug. 27
1:00 pm Room 123 P&A
Kelly Shorlin
Physics 658 Seminar
T.B.A.
2002
Wed. Sep. 4
1:00 pm Room 123 P&A
Jean Desforges
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Ph.D. Public Lecture
"Excitons in Disordered Semiconductor Nanostructures from Spatially Separated Electrons and Holes"
Thurs. Sep. 5 1:00 pm Room 123 P&A Physics Colloquium
Dr. Blaine Chronik
Stanford University
"Magnetic Resonance Imaging Systems Development Research"
Wed.Sep. 11
1:00 pm
Room 123 P&A
Jesse Greener
Physics 658 Seminar
"Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Sensitivity Enhancements Via Laser-polarized Nuclei: Reinventing the Tool"
Tues. Sep 17
1:00 pm Room 123 P&A
Sergiy Kuzmin
Ph.D. Public Lecture
"Stueckelberg Formalism in Gauge and Supergauge Models"
Wed. Sep 18
1:00 pm Room 123 P&A
Professor Alex Fullerton
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, University of Victoria and Center for Astrophysical Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University
"The Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer Mission"
Tues. Sep 24
1:00 pm Room 123 P&A
JOINT COLLOQUIUM - DEPT. PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY, CENTRE FOR CHEMICAL PHYSICS, AND THEORETICAL PHYSICS
Professor G.P. Srivastava
Professor of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
School of Physics, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
"Allure of Semiconductor Surfaces"
Wed. Sep 25
1:00 pm
Room 123 P&A
Physics Colloquium
Dr. James C.G. Walker
University of Michigan
"Constraints on Human Population"
Wed. Oct 2
1:00 pm
Room 123 P&A
Physics Colloquium
Dr. Frank Shepherd
Nortel Networks, Ottawa Canada
"An Introduction to III-IV Components for Optical Communications"
Thurs. Oct 3 1:00 pm Room 123 P&A Prof. George Kirczenow
Department of Physics
Simon Fraser University
"Understanding Molecular Wires"
Wed. Oct 23 1:00 pm Room 123 P&A Dr. Martin H. Muser
Department of Applied Mathematics
University of Western Ontario
"On the physics of sliding motion and the origin of friction"

 

Tues. Oct. 29 1:00 pm Room 123 P&A Dr. Iain R. McNab
School of Natural Sciences
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
"Forbidden fruits - pure rotation transitions in the simplest molecule"
Wed. Oct 30 1:00 pm Room 123 P&A Dr. S. Raj Vatsya
Research Officer
Precision Fabrication Processes
NRC
"Photonic band gap materials research at NRC-IMTI"

Wed. Nov 6 1:00 pm Room 123 P&A
DEPTS. OF PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY & EARTH SCIENCES JOINT PLANETARY SCIENCE LECTURE
Dr. Yuri Amelin
Geological Survey of Canada
"Pb isotope cosmochronology: past, present and prospect"
Wed. Nov. 13
1:00 pm Room 123 P&A
Professor John Earnshaw
Trent University
"The Role of a University Physics Department for the Preparation of Future Elementary Teachers"
POSTPONED TILL DEC 12 - 1:00 pm Room 123 P&A Physics 658 Seminar
Andre Botha
"Spinning on Electronics: Spintronics and Novel Spintronic Devices"
Mon. Nov. 25 1:00 pm Room 123 P&A Dr. D.R. Moorcroft
Department of Physics & Astronomy, U.W.O.
"The Origins of Radar Research in Canada"
Wed. Dec. 4 1:00 pm Room 123 P&A DEPTS. OF PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY & EARTH SCIENCES JOINT PLANETARY SCIENCE LECTURE
Dr. Lance Benner
NASA-Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
PLEASE NOTE: TALK WAS LISTED TWICE in WESTERN NEWS. PLEASE DISREGARD THE ROOM 215 - 4:00 pm time. THERE IS ONLY ONE LECTURE
"Recent Radar Imaging of Near-Earth Asteroids"
Wed. Dec. 11 1:00 pm Room 123 P&A Physics 658 Seminar
Albert Russell
"Atomic Oxygen Variability in the Auroral Thermosphere"
Thurs. Dec. 12 1:00 pm Room 123 Physics 658 Seminar
Andre Botha
"Spinning on Electronics: Spintronics and Novel Spintronic Devices"
Members of the Colloquium Committee for 2002 - 2003:
R. A. Holt  (Chairman) rholt@uwo.ca
S. Basu basu@astro.uwo.ca
P. Brown pbrown@uwo.ca
R.J. Sica seek@uwo.ca
M. Zinke-Allmang mzinke@uwo.ca